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Unions Hold Mostly Pluses for Faculties at Public Colleges, Study Finds

November 15, 2010

When faculty members discuss unionizing, the debate tends to revolve around the question of whether so banding together gives them more say over their college's affairs or actually leaves them worse off, by hurting their ability to work cooperatively with their institution's administration. A new study of public four-year colleges concludes that unionizing appears to give faculty members considerably more clout in some key areas and does not seem to do them much harm.

Studies Suggest Another Way to Treat Heart Failure

November 15, 2010

Mariell Jessup of the School of Medicine comments on new developments in heart-failure treatment.

Article Source: Boston Globe

Dos and Don’ts in a Graduate School Essay

November 15, 2010

Maybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education offers tips for writing a successful graduate-school essay.

Black Colleges Look to Increase Online Ed Presence

November 14, 2010

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education suggests that the lack of financial support is part of the problem for historically black colleges and universities that want to increase their online presence.

Article Source: Associated Press
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422November 11, 2010

Joseph Turow of Penn’s Annenberg School Selected as a National Communication Distinguished Scholar

 

PHILADELPHIA –- Joseph Turow, a professor of communication at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, has been named a Distinguished Scholar by the National Communication Association.

Created in 1991, the Distinguished Scholar award recognizes a lifetime of scholarly achievement in the study of human communication.

Turow, whose research focuses on media systems, privacy, targeted marketing and media and social segmentation, will receive his award during the NCA annual convention, Nov. 14-17, in San Francisco.

An Open Letter to HBCU Students and Alumni

October 28, 2010

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her perspective on issues of access and retention for students of color.

Article Source: Diverse

Blog: Law Dean Fitts Like A Glove

October 29, 2010

Dean Michael Fitts of the Law School is commended for his successful 10-year tenure.

US Faces First Scrutiny by UN Rights Council

October 31, 2010

Sarah Paoletti of the Law School comments on the deterioration of human rights protection in America post-9/11.

Article Source: Agence France-Presse

Politicians Using Private Investigators to Take a Closer Look at Opponents -- and Themselves

October 28, 2010

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center observes that op research is more prevalent in this election year for political advertisements.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Governor Rendell, First Lady Recognize Eight Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania

October 27, 2010

President Amy Gutmann and Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center are among the eight women named Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania.

Article Source: CNBC.com